Coalition Partners

Student Organizations

Campus Progress Campus Progress and SLAP have worked together in many different ways; in 2010 they were a sponsor of the National Student Labor Week of Action, in late 2010 we worked together during lobby days and visits to advocate for the DREAM Act, and SLAP Coordinators have often spoken at their conferences.

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán MEChA and SLAP began working together in 2002 while Ana Rosa Rizo was SLAP Coordinator. In this period, the National Student Labor Day of Action (April 4th) was extended to the National Student Labor Week of Action, to also include Cesar Chavez’s birthday, and MEChA has been involved in the Week of Action since.

Student Action with Farmworkers SAF and SLAP have worked together during the Farmworker Awareness Week to raise awareness about the working conditions farmworkers around the country face every day.

Student/Farmworker Alliance SFA and SLAP have been working together for a number of years around the sweatshop conditions workers’ in Immokalee face. Together, McDonalds, Burger King, Yum Brands, Subway, Whole Foods, and others.

United Students Against Sweatshops USAS and SLAP have a rich history reaching back to a shared office space together in 2000. Treston Davis-Faulker (the first SLAP coordinator in 1999) and Eric Brakken (the first USAS organizer in 2000) shared an office space as they fought against systems that oppressed workers world-wide. USAS and SLAP still work together over a decade later, and have had many shared victories.

Young Communist League YCL and SLAP have worked together for since 1999 when SLAP was created, and the coalition work often centers around Young Workers’ Programs.

Young Democratic Socialists YDS and SLAP have been working together since the early 2000’s around a number of issues, such as education access, living wages, and the right to collectively bargain.

Training/Internship Opportunities
AFL-CIO Center for Strategic Research AFL-CIO and SLAP have worked together since SLAP’s creation, from actions to research. This summer the Center for Strategic Research is putting on the Strategic Corporate Research Summer School 2012 at Cornell University. Check out the link for more information!

AFSCME’s Alternative Union Break AFSCME and SLAP have worked together to train and organize some of the best students out there, and it often begins with AFSCME’s Alternative Union Break program. During this week, student organizers learn the basic of house visits, go into the field, and live the life of a union organizer.

AFSCME’s Union Scholars Program AFSCME has partnered with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the Harvard University, Labor and Worklife Program on a summer program for all students of color that are sophomores and juniors. This 10 week paid program gives students hands on experience with organizing. Participants receive a $4000 stipend, up to $6300 in scholarship money, as well as housing, rental car, and program related travel. A number of program graduates have come out of SLAP and we hope to continue this tradition. Deadline to apply is February 28th, 2015.

Midwest Academy Midwest Academy and SLAP/USSA have worked together to create and train decades of GROW (GrassRoots Organizing Weekend) trainers. Midwest Academy has a summer internship program, along with many week long training opportunities during the year.

UNITE HERE’s Organizing Beyond Barriers Program UNITE HERE offers an eight-week organizing or research internship for students and rank-and-file workers that trains participants in leadership development and worker organizing. Deadline to apply is April 17th, 2015.